Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Deurne, the Netherlands
OPkay my strings break at the bridge
A reason why you really need to be careful with sandpaper is because sandpapering saddles flattens them out which results in decreased sustain and even saddle-muting which causes your strings to only produce high pitched harmonics closer to the bridge. That means you'll have to replace the saddle after that happens, but till then you may have some time left. It's more of a tear and wear thing. I just ordered 6 new saddles, but hey, the guitar's like 8 years old so I had a different problem...
You'll have to polish the saddle to be just like a normal one and not remove anything more. And that's what they have techs for, because it's definitely not as simple as on gibson tune-o-matics.
Pulling up a tremolo without the needed amount of subtlety or simply bad timing can also break any string, anytime, anywhere even with the best saddles in the universe. Then it's just putting it back on and it'll probably never happen on that string again. But those are my own statistics.